Briefing: Russell Group universities role in 'levelling up' the UK

21 March 2022

Russell Group universities are spread across every region and nation of the UK, delivering world class education and skills and ground-breaking research. They work extensively with businesses, charities and public sector bodies – such as hospitals and schools – boosting local economies and acting as the gateway to people and ideas from around the world.

Ideas and talent underpin innovation, so harnessing R&D taking place across the UK can bring huge benefits to local communities, towns, cities and our four nations. It is important that investment in regional innovation is backed up with support for the UK’s world-class research base.

Higher education is critical to the economic future of the UK – and to its social and cultural fabric – and Russell Group universities can play a key role in rebuilding and rejuvenating these post-COVID and beyond.  

To find out more about how universities are creating opportunities and helping communities across the UK, Read our full briefing with case studies. 

Briefing: Russell Group universities role in ‘levelling up’ the UK

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